Lincoln Cushing has at various times been a printer, artist, archivist, author, and U.C. Berkeley librarian. He is involved in numerous efforts to document, catalog, and disseminate oppositional political culture of the late 20th century. His books include Revolucion! Cuban Poster Art (2003), Visions of Peace & Justice: 30 Years of Political Posters from the Archives of Inkworks Press (2007), Chinese Posters: Art from the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, (2007), Agitate! Educate! Organize! - American Labor Posters (2009), and an essay in Ten Years That Shook The City San Francisco 1968-1978 (2011). He was guest curator for the 2012 exhibition All Of Us Or None Poster Art of the San Francisco Bay Area at the Oakland Museum of California and author of a catalog by the same title.